Vehicle Registration

High Risk or Vulnerable Person Appointments Available

In an effort to accommodate individuals in vulnerable or at risk populations, Vehicle Registration is now taking appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7am for titling and vehicle registration. To make an appointment, please call  (970) 249-3362 ext. 1. The public doors to the County Courthouse do not open until 7:30am. Our staff will meet you at the door at 7am to let you into the building.


Colorado State Department of Revenue requires all Vehicle Registration transactions to be accompanied by any form of Secure and Verifiable Identification.
The following is a list of transactions that will require your identification:
  • New Titles
  • Duplicate Titles
  • New Registrations
  • New Temporary Registration Permits
  • New Placards

Proof of Insurance

Proof of insurance is required to obtain or renew a license plate in Colorado. Your physical address must be in Montrose County.

Handicap applications

Handicap applications are available. In order to obtain a handicap license plate or placard, the application must be signed by a physician and returned to the MV office.

Out of State Vehicles

All out of state vehicles must have a VIN inspection by a Colorado law enforcement officer before you may obtain a Colorado registration or title. The VIN inspection fee is $10.00. The following must be provided:
  • Title or Current Registration
  • VIN Inspection
  • Drivers License

Registration Fees

Registration fees are based on the year, weight and taxable value of the vehicle.

Online Renewals

Some registration renewals can be processed online through the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

Vehicle Registration Fee Estimator

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